Have You Found Your Aha Moment Yet?

With the end of summer approaching, I got to thinking about the last few months and how people often take the summer break to take a step back and plan for something new. At this point in the summer, one of the things I feel many of us struggle with is motivation. The plans that[…]

Are You Waiting For….One Day?

I’m in a situation where I’m pretty much stuck. It’s not anything too serious but it would be a dream to move on from this particular situation. I know and believe it will happen, it will just take time and patience. It will also take keeping the bigger picture in mind, persistence, drive, creativity, and[…]

Are You Worth The Risk?

The leaving certificate results came out recently. For those of us who did the exam, even many years later it’s impossible to forget the night before, the day of, the night after, the fear, the joy, the relief, the regret. I remember sobbing while working at my summer job when by some miracle I got[…]

Are You Living The Dream?

The American Declaration of Independence says that all of us are created equal, endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If you think carefully about each part of this declaration, and if each part was reality for each person in the world, we would be living in a very different[…]

Out of the Blue

I had to slow down recently for about 3 weeks. By slowing down I mean almost coming to a standstill.  On paper my downtime would have looked like utopia to someone else looking in. Everyone I know is incredibly busy, often to the point of overwhelm, with careers, children, family, fitness, hobbies, and the endless[…]

Time for Technology

I am a self-confessed technophobe. I blame it on growing up without a microwave (because the zaps would kill you). My parents still can’t reset the clock on their oven when the hour goes back and to be very honest I struggle just the same. I am the only person I know who got an[…]

Nobody Said it was Easy

I was chatting with another coach recently and she made an observation that some people feel success has to be hard won. That it has to involve enormous effort, sacrifice and compromise. That real success won’t come easily. Others feel that success is a natural right. That once they decide they want something, they go[…]

Great Expectations

I was half watching Germany v Ghana play in the second Group G match of the World Cup, when the legendary pundit John Giles said something that caught my attention; “Forwards expect the best to happen, Backs expect the worst”.  It made me smile because some concepts are just universal. It doesn’t matter what field[…]

Are you Feeling Lucky?

I’m lucky. This I’ve always appreciated. Loving family, decent education, good health, and I get to live in a country where I have so many options open to me. But there have been a few bumps in the road lately and at times I’ve thought ‘why me’ so it’s made me question if I am[…]

Dancing in the Moment

A well respected coach once described coaching as ‘dancing in the moment’ with the client. After my, in all honesty, initial raised eyebrow I thought more about what he meant and of course he’s 100% right. As a coach we work with the client in a fluid motion, following their agenda, reacting to their tone,[…]